Nico Carver

A short film for the My RØDE Reel 2015 competition.

Film by Nico Carver and Maggie Thrash.

Inspired by Vexations by Erik Satie.

Behind the scenes of Vexations

Vexations was shot with a Canon 5D Mark iii with the Magic Lantern software add-on to shoot raw video. We used a Rokinon 35mm cine lens for 95% of the shots.

For sound, we used a Rode VideoMic on-camera. This was usually used as a "scratch" track that was replaced by audio we recorded with the Rode NTG3B shotgun mic going into a Tascam DR-60D. We also used a Rode SmartLav+ going into an iPhone 4S to get some incidental and breathing sounds.

Lighting was done with one rented Arri Fresnel, a Lite Panels micro LED, and a Lowel Creator Kit.

Many thanks to the Student Multimedia Design Center at the University of Delaware Library for the use of equipment, locations, and resources!

Steinway Piano courtesy of Jacobs Music in Wilmington, DE. Thank you Bruce!


Tobias Nilsson